Recipe: Delicious Mike's EZ Cajun Shrimp Creole
Easiest Way to Cook Delicious Mike's EZ Cajun Shrimp Creole. This shrimp recipe is loaded with veggies and Cajun spice (you can make your own if you don't have a jar already!). We went with bell peppers, onions, and When cooking the shrimp, make sure you have a single layer. If you overcrowd the pan, you risk steaming and overcooking.which would lead to sad.
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Easiest Way to Prepare Perfect Mike's EZ Cajun Shrimp Creole
You can have Mike's EZ Cajun Shrimp Creole using 18 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you cook it.
Ingredients of Mike's EZ Cajun Shrimp Creole
How to Cook Yummy Mike's EZ Cajun Shrimp Creole ? To Prepare this Juicy Mike's EZ Cajun Shrimp Creole, you will need the following 18 ingredients:
- Prepare 2 Pounds – LG Pre-Steamed Shrimp [shells or tails left on].
- You need 1 – Ex LG White Onion [chopped].
- You need 3 – LG Stalks Celery [chopped – with leaves].
- Prepare 1 – Green Bell Pepper [chopped].
- You need 6 Cloves – Garlic [minced].
- It’s 1/3 Cup – Green Onions [chopped + reserves].
- It’s 1 (28 oz) – Can Hunts Pureed Tomatoes.
- You need 1 tbs – Worshestershire Sauce.
- You need 3 tbs – Louisiana Hot Sauce [i use much, much more. as do my students].
- It’s 1 tsp – Cayenne Pepper.
- It’s 1 – LG Bay Leaf.
- Prepare to taste – Fresh Ground Black Pepper.
- It’s 2 tbs – Olive Oil.
- It’s 1 tbs – Creole Cajun Seasoning [such as Tony Chachere's – i use more].
- You need 2 Cups – Seafood Stock.
- You need 1 tsp – Dried Thyme.
- Prepare 4 tbs – Hunts Tomato Paste.
- Prepare as needed – White Rice [minute or success rice works well in a pinch].
I love it spicy, and hopefully you do, too. Here you'll find hundreds of spicy recipes of all levels. Traditional jambalaya (Cajun or Creole) will include some type of smoked sausage along with seafood (like crawfish or shrimp) or another meat (like chicken or pork). We decided to use some leftover smoked ham instead of smoked sausage in our recipe.
Mike's EZ Cajun Shrimp Creole instructions
Recipe: Yummy Mike's EZ Cajun Shrimp Creole instructions ? Here 8 steps how you cook that
- Dethaw your pre-steamed shrimp..
- Make your own seafood stock. Reserve any shrimp fluids from your dethawed shrimp bag and gently pull the tails from your shrimp. Place all the shells and tails and fluids in a pot with 2.5 cups of water. Boil for 15 minutes. Strain and reserve all stock..
- Brine your shrimp in ice water with 2 tbs salt and 1 tbs sugar for 15 minutes in fridge. Yes, you can brine pre-steamed shrimp! :0).
- While waiting, chop your vegetables. Add oil to pot and cook vegetables until they're translucent. Usually about 5 minutes. Not too long tho. You'll want some crisp to your veggies!.
- Add your herbs, seasonings, tomato puree and paste plus, 1 cup seafood stock to pot. Mix well. Simmer down for 10 minutes or until your sauce thickens a bit. You'll want your sauce to be hearty and viscous enough to support your plump shrimp. But, thin enough to saturate your rice. If too thick, add additional seafood stock. In the end, if you want your sauce thicker – mix 2 tbs corn starch to 1 tbs water. Mix well and slowly add this slurry to your boiling sauce. It'll thicken up as it simmers so go slow..
- Drain your shrimp [remove ice] and place shrimp in your simmering pot. Simmer only until shrimp are hot or, your sauce has returned to a simmer. Remember, your shrimp are already pre-steamed and you don't want to over cook them..
- Boil your rice. Use whatever seafood stock you have left for that boil to season your rice..
- Serve hot – over white rice. Garnish dish with green onions and parsley. Serve with additional Louisiana Hot Sauce. Enjoy my friends!.
And, we loved the way the flavors of the ham. A rusty, red creole gravy that'll knock your socks off. It's Fast, Easy, & So Good! The best part is, everything is in there – you simply pour, heat, and add the shrimp. Get ready for a taste of traditional creole cooking just as if you were right there on Bourbon Street.